I set off early with my darling Sammy (oldest son and steam train enthusiast) to meet with Michelle and Gary in Healesville. The boys jumped in my car and were off on a day of Puffing Billy adventures. Sam tells me they had a brilliant time. Thank you so much, Sam, for spending the day with Gary so that Michelle could relax knowing that Gary had fun things to do too.
Michelle and I then travelled to the delightful Patchwork Teahouse together. What was amazing is that we could have been friends forever, we chatted as if we had been friends for years and years and years.
Above is the happy bloggy group together. We had the BEST time. Thank you so much to Rosalie, Michelle, Marina, Tracee, Liz, Bronwyn and Christine for your lovely company.
As well as being the nicest person you could ever hope to meet, Michelle is such a generous person and had a delightful handmade gift for each and everyone of us. Each gift included an exquisite hand painted button from Rose Petals Past. And we got two of her wonderful designs to stitch. Thank you so much, dear friend.
My beautiful friend Christine had made an exquisite brooch for Michelle and me. As with everything Christine makes, it is just perfect.
Sweet Marina also had a pressie for me, some gorgeous fabric to make fussy cut hexies. Spoilt lucky me.
I have to mention too, how wonderful it was to see my darling Bronwyn. (Korrumburra Quilting). We live too far apart to often meet in person so it was wonderful to receive one of her hugs. I love Bronwyn with all my heart, she understands me completely and offers the very best advice in difficult times. She's also enormous fun.
As always everything at the Teahouse was perfect. Marilyn is the most delightful host, the food is scrumptious, especially Gary's scones (greedy me - I'd started gobbling before I remembered to take a photo)
and their new range of cakes - yum yum yum.
I love Marilyn's choice of goodies to buy and everything is displayed so beautifully. These items called to me...
I was then very spoilt as I had lovely Michelle all to myself as we travelled back to rendezvous with the happy, tired boys. She is a true kindred spirit.
And to cap off the most wonderful day I got to play with my darling little grandson, Henry, when we got back to Sam's place. Here's Henry on his first birthday a few weeks ago
Of course his party had a train theme too, and was held at delightful Diamond Valley Miniature Railway.
FABULOUS FREE STUFFIf you are looking for fun and lovliness combined you need go no further than Bee in My Bonnet. I love Lori's darling blog.
This super cute project appears HERE. And there are so many more fabulous tutorials too. Thank you so much, Lori